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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.

Pragya Vivardhana Karthikeya Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This paryer to Lord Subrahmanya helps one increase their intelligence and wisdom. It is said that even a mentally retarded child would become normal by reciting this prayer. The prayer is taught by Lord Subrahmanya himself and identifies 28 names of Lord Subrahmanya[1].

Sri Ganesaya Nama

Salutations to Ganesa

Sri Skanda Uvacha:

Lord Subrahmanya told:

Yogeswaro, maha sena, karthikeyo Agni nandana,
Skanda Kumara Senani, swami shankara sambhava,

Lord of Yogas, great commander, He who was looked after by Karthika stars,
The child of fire, the lad, the commander and the God born out of Shankara., 7

Gangeya sthamra choodasya brahmachari Shikhi dwaja,
Tharakaree Ruma puthra krouncharidhya Shadanana,

Son of Ganga, he who wears brass, bachelor,
One with peacock flag, he who killed Tharaka, son of Parvathi
He who broke Krouncha mountain, God with six faces., 15

Shabdha Brahma Samudrascha Sidha Saraswatho Guha,
Sanath kumaro Bhagawan Bhoga moksha phala pradha, 

God of the sound of ocean, One with divine powers,
One who is learned, one who removes darkness,
God, One is son of fire, One who grants pleasure as well as salvation., 22

Sara Janma, gunadheesa, poorvajo, mukthi marga kruth,
Sarvagama pranetha, cha Vanchithartha pradarsana,

One born because of an arrow, God of good qualities.
One who is the greater, one who shows salvation,
One who is worshipped by all Vedas,
And one who gives whatever is desired., 28

Ashta vimsathi namni, madheeyanithi ya padeth,
Prathyoosham sradhaya yuktho muktho vachaspathir bhaveth,

A devotee of mine, who reads these twenty eight names,
Daily at day break with attention,
Would become great, devoid of attachment and a great scholar.

Maha manthra maya neethi mama namanu keerthanam,
Maha pragnamavapnothinathra karya vicharana,

These names composed by me, If sung,
Would make one extremely intelligent.

Ithi Sri Rudhra Yamale Pragna vivardhanakhyam,
Srimath Karthikeya stotram sampoornam

This prayer of Karthikeya which would increase intelligence comes to an end.

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